Shelton Strikes Twice in Win Over Bulldogs

Shelton Strikes Twice in Win Over Bulldogs
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King Women's Soccer successfully began a soccer doubleheader against Barton College with a 4-1 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon. Senior Morgan Shelton scored her 10th and 11th goals of the season to help lead the Lady Tornado to victory.

King (6-7-1, 5-4-1) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half and did not look back from there. Morgan Shelton (Chattanooga, Tenn.) scored twice in the first session and started the ball rolling with a goal at 6:04 in the first half. Monica Aguirre (Miami, Fla.) lined up for a corner kick and after one touch, Shelton took care of the rest by giving the Navy and Scarlett a 1-0 lead.

Heidi Steger (Chattanooga, Tenn.) added to the lead with her first goal of the season, again assisted by Aguirre. Steger scored at the 26:29 mark of the opening half with a blast from 25 yards out, hitting the upper left corner of the Barton goal.

Shelton returned to the scoring column with her second goal of the day inside the 35th minute of the game. Being led out of a breakaway by a pass from Casey Shanklin (Knoxville, Tenn.), Shelton took her line to the Bulldog cage and put low shot toward Barton goalkeeper Carson Moore and hit the back of the net, giving King a 3-0 advantage.

The Lady Tornado's defense was hard at work once again allowing only three shots in the first half, while King keeper Abbey Kitts (Tazewell, Va.) made a pair of saves to take the three-goal lead into halftime.

Devon Shanklin (Knoxville, Tenn.) kept the ball rolling putting the Lady Tornado's fourth goal of the game. Inside the opening three minutes of the second half, Shanklin received a cross from Shelton then tapped it into the far corner of the Barton goal.

The Bulldogs added their lone goal in the 72 minute of the game when Taylor Parrish converted on a penalty kick with 18:34 to go in the game.

Kitts finished with six saves on the day, four coming in the second half. The King defense allowed only nine shots against Kitts while only six fell between the posts.

Shelton finished the day with two goals and an assist (5 points) in the win while Aguirre end the day with two assists.

King now has a 5-4-1 record in Conference Carolinas play, keeping a stronghold on the seventh place spot in the league standings. The Lady Tornado have two games left to play in the regular season. They host sixth place Queens University (6-9-1, 6-3-1) on Oct. 25 and finish the year on the road against Converse College (2-13-1, 2-9).

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